Annual Human Research Protection Award Recipients Announced

Bethesda, Maryland (December 8, 2006) — Winners of the 2006 Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection were announced today by Dr. Peter G. Goldschmidt, President and Founder of the Health Improvement Institute.

Winners of the Annual Award (the highest of the category) were:

Winners of the Award of Excellence were:

 Awards are given for demonstrated excellence in promoting the well being of people who participate in research. The Health Improvement Institute created this awards program. The Office of Human Research Protection was the founding sponsor of the awards program. Judges and Committee and Award Advisory Board members are volunteers.

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Health Improvement Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality and productivity of America 's health care. The Institute conducts forums on emerging treatments and sponsors national awards recognizing excellence in health communications.

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) together with the federal Food and Drug Administration oversees programs for the protections of human subjects at more than 4,000 HHS-funded universities, hospitals, and other medical and behavioral research institutions and private research sites in the United States and abroad.

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For information about the 2007 Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection, please contact the Awards Coordinator at 301-320-0971 or by email hii@hii.org.

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